These easy bites are hot and hearty, quick and easy!

Cheeseburger slides start with a sheetpan beef patty sandwiched between sweet hawaiian rolls and topped with lots of melty cheese.

It’s perfect for game day, movie night, or anytime!

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Easy Cheesy Sliders

  • This slider recipe feeds a crowd with just one pan – assemble, bake, and serve!
  • We keep them simple with beef and cheese but add your favorite toppings like pickles and sliced tomatoes.
  • Make them in advance and reheat when ready, they’re perfect for lunches.
Hawaiian rolls , sesame seeds , butter , Worcestershire , cheese , ground beef, bbq sauce , bread crumbs , garlic powder and onion powder with labels to make Sliders

Ingredients for Cheeseburger Sliders

Meat – Use 80/20 lean ground beef (20% fat) for the best sliders. You can substitute ground turkey in place. Adding breadcrumbs to the meat helps the sliders stay juicy and keeps the beef from shrinking.

Sauce – I love BBQ sauce on these burgers for flavor, but you can skip it or DIY homemade bbq sauce.

Cheese – Any cheese will do! I like sliced cheddar, but try Monterey jack or Swiss cheese.

Rolls – Hawaiian sweet rolls are light and fluffy and make the perfect touch slider roll. Regular dinner rolls or even a roll or two of baked biscuits will work. You can replace the sesame seeds on top with everything bagel seasoning if you’d like!

Variations – You can set out toppings and condiments like mayo, Dijon mustard, fried mushrooms, or sliced dill pickles.

How to Make Sliders

Cheeseburger sliders are easy to make – here’s a quick overview.

  1. Prepare the ground beef mixture, form it into a rectangle, and bake.
  2. Brush with BBQ sauce and broil for a few minutes.
  3. Cut slider buns in half horizontally and layer the beef and cheese slices on top of the rolls.
  4. Brush the top buns with melted butter and sprinkle on sesame seeds.
  5. Bake (per the recipe below) until the cheese is melted. Cut between the buns before serving.

Slider Toppings

Serve sliders with bowls of shredded lettuce or coleslaw, pickled red onions, or jalapenos. Or top with crispy fried onions or even crumbled bacon. Sliced or chopped crispy pickles always taste great as a tangy topping as well!

Sliders with pickles on top

Storing Sliders

Leftover sliders can be individually wrapped in plastic wrap and kept in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Enjoy them cold or unwrap them and reheat them in the microwave.

Cooled sliders can be frozen by wrapping them in plastic wrap and placing them in a zippered bag for up to a month.

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These easy, cheesy pull-apart sliders with BBQ beef and melty cheese are perfect to feed a crowd!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 sliders
Author Holly Nilsson
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For the BBQ beef mixture:

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef 80/20
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

For the sliders:

  • ¼ cup barbecue sauce
  • 12 Hawaiian rolls slider buns, or dinner rolls
  • 6 slices cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds or everything bagel seasoning


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • In a medium bowl, add the ground beef, onion powder, garlic powder, bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce, and salt & pepper. Mix just until combined.
  • Pat the beef mixture into a 9×13 pan (or form a 9×13-inch rectangle on a baking sheet). Bake for 14 minutes.
  • Remove the beef from the oven and turn the oven to broil. Use a paper towel to dab any grease off the top with a paper towel, and brush the top of the beef with the barbecue sauce. Broil 6 inches from the heat for 2 to 4 minutes or until browned and cooked through (160°F).
  • Turn the oven temperature down to 375°F.
  • Without separating the rolls, cut the slider buns across to create a top and bottom. Place the bottom half in a clean 9×13 baking dish or on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Place the cooked beef on top of the buns and top with cheese. Add the top buns, brush with melted butter, and top with sesame seeds. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  • Cut between each bun to separate the sliders. Serve with toppings as desired.


Condiments like mustard or ketchup can be added to the rolls before or after cooking. I prefer to add them after cooking so each person can prepare their own sliders.
Leftover sliders can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 225 | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 349mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 53IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Beef, Lunch, Party Food, Snack
Cuisine American
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    1. Either is fine. Is freezing with the bun, they bun will soften upon reheating. So you can also prep the hamburger portion and freeze them when ready to use, thaw and layer with remaining ingredients on the buns and bake.